Actor Vijay’s followers make a mark in Tamil Nadu native physique polls


Over 100 followers of in style Tamil actor Vijay, who contested as unbiased candidates, have emerged victorious within the elections held to rural native our bodies in 9 districts of Tamil Nadu, elevating expectations over the actor’s a lot talked about political plunge.

Of the 169 members of Thalapathy Vijay Makkal Iyakkam (TVMI) who contested the elections for varied posts, as many as 115 have been elected within the elections held on October 6 and 9. Of the 115, 13 individuals have been elected unopposed.

The efficiency by Vijay’s followers is important as even events like Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) of actor Kamal Haasan and Naam Tamizhar Katchi (NTK) couldn’t make any headway this election. NTK has been contesting elections since 2016, whereas MNM made its debut in 2019.

Followers of Vijay have primarily gained elections in village wards, whereas one member of the Vijay Makkal Iyakkam has been elected as president of a village panchayat in Villupuram district. Although the followers contested as unbiased candidates, actor Vijay allowed them to make use of his image and the TVMI flag through the marketing campaign.

“The victory is for our chief (Vijay). We went to folks together with his photographs, and we firmly imagine they voted for our chief. We may see the type of admiration that folks have for him (Vijay),” Bussy Anand, basic secretary of Thalapathy Vijay Makkal Iyakkam informed Deccan Herald.

Anand, who visited all of the 9 districts the place elections have been held for the marketing campaign, mentioned the outcomes are only a “trailer.” Requested whether or not the efficiency of his followers would encourage Vijay to take a proper plunge in politics, Anand mentioned any resolution on this must be taken solely by the actor.

“Thalapathy Vijay Makkal Iyakkam has been working for the folks for the previous few years and we’re pleased with the popularity we’ve got acquired from the folks,” Anand mentioned, including that members will contest the elections to city native our bodies as nicely if Vijay “permits them” to take action.

The choice by the actor’s followers to leap into electoral politics shocked many with Vijay resisting temptations from his supporters to drift a celebration. His followers had demanded that Vijay enter politics and contest the 2021 elections, however the actor by no means paid heed to their request.

The transfer by the actor’s followers got here amid Vijay’s father S A Chandrasekar informing a neighborhood courtroom that he was dissolving Vijay Makkal Iyakkam (VMI) after admitting in public that he and his son don’t get pleasure from the perfect of the relations.

Chandrasekar, a movie director and producer, launched VMI within the run-up to the 2021 elections to the Tamil Nadu Meeting and even tried to register the organisation with the Election Fee of India (ECI). Nonetheless, it’s mentioned, Vijay requested his father to not go forward with the transfer as he was not eager about politics for now.

The incidents had then delivered to the fore the variations between Vijay and Chandrasekar on the previous’s political entry. Vijay is among the top-ranking actors in Tamil cinema and has an enormous fan following in Tamil Nadu and elsewhere.

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